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Bio-Dome (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  12 January 1996 (USA)
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Moronic best friends get themselves locked inside the Bio-Dome, a science experiment, along with a group of environmental scientists for one year.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Biggs
Dara Tomanovich ...
Mimi Simkins
T.C. Romulus
Dr. Petra von Kant
Monique (as Joey Adams)
Doyle's Mother
Robbie Thibaut Jr. ...
William Leaky
Brian Hayes Currie ...
Courtney Mizel ...


Bud and Doyle are two losers who are doing nothing with their lives. Both of their girlfriends are actively involved in saving the environment, but the two friends could care less about saving the Earth. One day, when a group of scientists begin a mission to live inside a "Bio-Dome" for a year without outside contact, Bud and Doyle mistakingly become part of the project themselves. The two must then learn how to protect the Earth and help the scientists complete their mission. Written by Anonymous

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Your dome away from home. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude language, sex-related material and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Biodome  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)


$26,757,000 (USA)

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During the "restoration of the dome" sequence near the end of the film in which Safety Dance is playing, a dwarf dressed in medieval attire is following the group. This is a direct reference to the original music video for Safety Dance, which features a dwarf in those same clothes. See more »


When Bud and Doyle talk to the female scientist about the airtight door on day 1, the counter behind them says "Day 3." See more »


Bud: Dennis Hopper Blue Velvet, Oh I'm slutty Oh I'm slutty
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Spoofs Blue Velvet (1986) See more »


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10 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the few movies I couldn't even watch in one sitting, I had to split it up into two. I always despised Pauly Shore, but now I really really can't stand him. There are a few moments where the jokes are relatively funny, but they are few and far between. The only neat thing about it was the overwhelming mid-90's pop culture melting pot, which appealed to my nostalgic side, but even that was squashed by the overpowering obnoxiousness of Pauly Shore. Stephen Baldwin is slightly less annoying than Shore, but not by much, and its sad, because I've seen him in other roles which he played incredibly well. I usually find at least some redeeming features in 'stoner' movies, or even like them-- (the Clerks series, Bill and Ted, etc.)-- but this movie is just really bad. The supposed protagonists are so idiotic and obnoxious that its painful to watch.

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